Baltimore's 2015 Homicide Toll Surpasses 300

Baltimore's 2015 Homicide Toll Surpasses 300

This is the first time since 1999 that the city has hit this record.

Published November 16, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's homicide toll for 2015 continues to mount after reaching what Police Commissioner Kevin Davis called a "sad" milestone of 300 over the weekend.

Less than four hours after announcing that slaying, police reported another homicide Saturday night.

They say a 22-year-old man was shot in the chest and died a short time later. Police have not announced the man's identity.

The 300th homicide recorded earlier Saturday was the stabbing death of a 27-year-old man.

This is the first time since 1999 that the city has recorded 300 homicides. In 2014, the city saw 211 killings for the year.

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Written by Associated Press

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